Despite making up more than half of the population in Kenya, youth (ages 18-35) often find themselves marginalized from mainstream politics and decision making.
They struggle to gain public respect and are seen as lacking the skills and experience to engage in political activity and lead positive change in their communities.
This exclusion, combined with limited economic opportunities leave youth both idle and frustrated with the status quo.
Today’s youth need real opportunities to participate in political processes and contribute to practical solutions that advance development.
The story of Oscar Wanje, ODM MCA Candidate in Ganda Ward demonstrates a new promise. When given an opportunity to organize, voice their opinions and play a meaningful role in political decision making, youth consistently demonstrate their willingness and ability to foster positive, lasting change.
Oscar’s political aspirations are clear manifestations that youth can defend democracy, and gain a greater sense of belonging.
Chaduchinews have documented campaigns of Oscar Wanje in Ganda Ward, followed the competition closely and as I am writing this article, Chaduchinews can comfortably report that Oscar is leading in popularity rating.
Oscar contribution to community development in Ganda Ward is unmatched. His philanthropic efforts are immeasurable. The people continue to demonstrate their love to this young leader.
If the landscape remains the same, then Oscar Wanje is in his path to victory. He will win the Ganda Ward elections come August 9th.